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The Resource Alpine apprentice, Sarah Gorham

Alpine apprentice, Sarah Gorham

Label
Alpine apprentice
Title
Alpine apprentice
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Gorham
Title variation
Memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sarah Gorham recounts her childhood education as a rebellious, insecure, angry girl shipped overseas to a tiny international school perched on a mountain shelf in Bernese-Oberland, Switzerland. There, boot camp style, she experienced deprivation, acute embarrassment, and keen educational guidance, all in the name of growing up. The Swiss landscape influenced her with its paradoxes: unforgiving slopes and peaks; government-controlled hills and valleys--so, too, the languages she's obliged to learn: one ruffian, the other militaristic. Though her stay lasted a mere two years, her time there was so crucial in her transition to adulthood that she returns to those years decades later, each and every night in memory and dream. There are brief forays into the science of surviving an avalanche; Sherlock Holmes's faked demise at the Reichenbach Falls; the origins of meringue; and the history of homesickness and its spiritual twin, Sehnsucht. In her travels Gorham tracks an adolescent experience both agonizingly familiar and curiously exotic.--Back cover
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Summary
In this coming-of-age memoir, a rebellious, insecure, angry girl is shipped overseas to a tiny international school perched on a mountain shelf in Bernese-Oberland, Switzerland. Here, boot-camp style, she experiences deprivation, acute embarrassment, and keen educational guidance, all in the name of growing up
Tone
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10554406
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Gorham, Sarah
Dewey number
814/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Crux, the Georgia series in literary nonfiction
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  • Gorham, Sarah
  • Gorham, Sarah
Target audience
adult
Label
Alpine apprentice, Sarah Gorham
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Heads up: Die Lawine
  • In transit
  • Bites: Bündnerfelisch
  • Frau L.
  • Verrückt in the Föhn
  • Snapshots
  • A mountain feeling
  • Bites: meringue
  • The accident
  • Aftermath
  • How to get there
  • The twin cities: Sehnsucht
  • How to return
  • Footsteps
  • Twenty-four hours in the village of Goldern
  • Bites: potatoes
  • The twin cities: Heimweh
  • The not-so-awful
  • (Swiss) German language
  • Warning, the waters
Control code
ocn956947328
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 183 pages
Isbn
9780820350721
Lccn
2016031852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956947328
Label
Alpine apprentice, Sarah Gorham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Heads up: Die Lawine
  • In transit
  • Bites: Bündnerfelisch
  • Frau L.
  • Verrückt in the Föhn
  • Snapshots
  • A mountain feeling
  • Bites: meringue
  • The accident
  • Aftermath
  • How to get there
  • The twin cities: Sehnsucht
  • How to return
  • Footsteps
  • Twenty-four hours in the village of Goldern
  • Bites: potatoes
  • The twin cities: Heimweh
  • The not-so-awful
  • (Swiss) German language
  • Warning, the waters
Control code
ocn956947328
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvi, 183 pages
Isbn
9780820350721
Lccn
2016031852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956947328

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